Also known as “Berek berek” in Malay owing to its call, the Blue-Throated Bee-Eater is a stunning bird with blue, green and brown plumage and long tail feathers. It consumes bees and other insects, removing dangerous stings by rubbing them on a perch. Another interesting fact is that the bird has been seen casting or regurgitating pellets of undigested food, such as insect wings and exoskeleton, after its meal. This bee-eater was illustrated on the old Singapore $100 notes and two other postal stamp series.
Blue-Throated Bee-Eater (4/27)